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Study Abroad

Global competency is essential for the 21st century engineer and computer scientist as technical projects continue to be distributed across international sites. A successful career often requires significant intercultural skills as you work with colleagues “virtually” at a distance, in person at an international site, or next door in the office of a multinational corporation.

At the University of Portland, we encourage students to gain international experience and are working to increase the opportunities available for all engineering and computer science students.

Salzburg, Austria Programs

The Salzburg, Austria programs are the main study abroad options that are specifically designed for engineering students. There are two options:

Summer Session I

  • Typically summer of rising sophomore or junior year
  • Six-week session from mid-May to end of June
  • Offers one engineering course and one University core course
  • Includes field trips related to engineering topics

Sophomore Spring Semester

  • Priority for ME and CE students
  • Eligibility based on academic performance in first year and ability to stay on track for graduation in four years
  • Courses taught in English
  • Five courses offered: two engineering courses; two core electives; one German language course

Global E3 Program

Global E3 is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With members universities in 24 countries, students at over 70 universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E3 exchanges about 250-300 students a year.

Shiley students are not limited to the programs above, but they are the only ones that offer engineering courses. For more programs, please visit the Office of Studies Abroad.

For more information about how an international experience may fit into your curriculum, contact Mark Kennedy at 503.943.8070.